Working in Public

Nadia Eghbal

The Premonition

Michael Lewis

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Proudly Serving

Rebecca Woodbury, Marlena Medford, Luke Fretwell

The Open Organization

Jim Whitehurst

Good Services

Lou Downe

Cult of the Dead Cow

Joseph Menn

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Jon Alexander, Ariane Conrad

Direct message

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Ryan Wold

Public servant

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Jarah Meador

Director of Challenge.Gov + CitizenScience.Gov

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Rebecca Woodbury

Local gov content strategist

Carla Briceno

Carla Briceno

CEO and co-founder, Bixal

Angie Quirarte

Angie Quirarte

Civic techie, bureaucracy hacker, dot connecter


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December 7, 2022

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White House wants your input on open source software security

A 'civic opportunity to help shape the government’s thinking about open-source software security.'

August 18, 2023


Review: The Premonition

Michael Lewis takes on government's response to the COVID pandemic.

Review: A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide

A must-read for the entire civic spectrum.


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Civic hacking

The soul and grassroots foundation of democracy.

Luke Fretwell

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Open civic organizations

How government agencies, academia, nonprofit organizations and public sector vendors can build open, participatory models of operating.

Luke Fretwell

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Government README

A simple practice can help give clarity to public sector projects and services, and how those impacted can engage with them.

Luke Fretwell

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Git government

True democracy – and great technology – is organic, collaborative, participatory, responsive, iterative, adaptive.

Luke Fretwell

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Virtuous civic circle

By adopting a simple public engagement framework, we can build a more inspired government, together.

Luke Fretwell


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